I am looking for some advice or guidance on the possibility of changing careers and studying to become an architect.
After my A Levels I took a year out and got used to having a regular income so decided not to go to university, Instead I began to pursue a career in financial services.
Now aged 23 I work in a financial advisers and am studying for various industry qualifications through work. Recently I decided I should consider if this was the route I wished to take for the future and as a result began looking at other careers considering my personal interests. This led me to architecture as I have always loved drawing and designing and since I was little I have always enjoyed making constructions from Lego etc. I know this is a far cry from architecture but it was something I loved to do but never considered doing for a living.
I have looked at numerous websites to familiarize myself with the route to becoming an architect and I am more than happy to spend the next 7-8 years studying, my concern is whether I would be able to get onto a course considering my age and lack of experience ( I donâ€™t have a portfolio) is there any advice anyone can give me about what I should do to pursue this I am really keen to make this move and donâ€™t want to delay any longer than I have already!!!! Ideally Iâ€™d like to study in Dublin
Any feedback is greatly appreciated